Very soon, tens of thousands of students will be moving to Ann Arbor to begin or resume their studies at the University of Michigan. For each one, it is part of a life’s journey.
When students walk onto the University of Michigan campus, most know that they have found a community that cares and one in which they can thrive. However, students with a learning disability can often be concerned about fitting in and wonder if they can manage the rigorous academics, one of the hallmarks of the Michigan student experience.
Even though it’s been a few years since I sent my sons off to college, I remember clearly the fears that accompanied my enthusiasm. I would be making a transition from knowing their friends, attending their school events, and knowing where they were, to wondering whether they were studying, making friends, and finding their place on a large campus. I wanted them to be successful, safe, and happy.
With the start of a new school year fast-approaching, take a moment to remind your student of the many safety resources and programs offered by the University of Michigan and the Student Life:
Building community and understanding among students is an essential part of the Student Life because it empowers students to further their understanding of the world around them and to challenge their preconceptions. The Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs works to achieve this mission by engaging social justice issues through the lens of race and ethnicity with a wide variety of programs and partnerships.
Summer is waning, and thoughts turn to Move-In. The annual journey to Ann Arbor is an exciting time. Student Life staff are getting ready to help make it a good experience.
Will your student be living on North Campus next year? Lots of students this year discovered much to do there -- karaoke, dancing, exploring, tailgating, game playing, hot air ballooning, skating, flash mobs, ice carving and more. The fun is highlighted in a new North Campus Vibrancy video.
To the Class of 2012 – and their families – congratulations! The University of Michigan graduation ceremony will be held Saturday, April 28, at 10:00 a.m. in Michigan Stadium. CNN chief medical correspondent and U-M alumnus Dr. Sanjay Gupta will deliver the spring commencement address. Offered here are many of the details from U-M’s official commencement resource site.
In an effort to better serve students who may get sick while traveling or need assistance in the event of an emergency abroad, university officials recently announced a new policy detailing what students must do before traveling abroad on a university-sponsored trip.